The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

1-800-RENFREW

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Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Renfrew Boston Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Boston

870R Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 617-278-6386

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services
Virtual Therapy

In a safe and healing community, The Renfrew Center of Boston provides the skills to support recovery from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating as well as the full range of eating disorders. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.

Directions:

Directions to The Renfrew Center of Boston
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Parking can be found near the The Renfrew Center of Boston at 925 Commonwealth Avenue (next to the Agganis Athletic Arena), Boston, MA 02215. Once parked, please take the east elevators from the garage which will be the closest entrance to The Renfrew Center of Boston. Public transportation is available through the Green B Line and exiting at the Boston University West stop. The Renfrew Center of Boston entrance is at the rear of 870 Commonwealth Avenue.


COVID-19 UPDATE:

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of Boston has shifted all Day and Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) to a virtual platform until further notice. All of our clinical leaders have been trained in using this platform, and therapist guides and patient handbooks have been rolled out. Additionally, to support prospective patients seeking treatment during this time of uncertainty, we are still offering assessments and taking admissions at our Residential level of care in Philadelphia, PA and Coconut Creek, FL.

For more information and current updates, please click here or call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).


Alumni Testimonial:

"Renfrew provided me a safe place to learn, heal and grow. For the first time, I was surrounded by a community that understood what I was struggling with, and supported and empowered me."

-Abby LeBarron • Alumna, The Renfrew Center of Boston

Click here to read Abby's full testimonial.


Meet Our Clinical Leaders:

Lori Ciotti, LICSW, CEDS-S, is the Regional Assistant Vice President overseeing the clinical and administrative operations of the Boston, MA; New York, NY; White Plains, NY; Center City (Philadelphia), PA and Radnor, PA locations. A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Ciotti received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and her Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinical Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area. Ms. Ciotti is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and events about the risks and treatment of eating disorders, with a focus and expertise in the unique challenges and approaches to care for college-aged clients. She has been a featured guest on radio programs to bring awareness about eating disorder and comorbid mental health issues, as well as highlighted in articles in The Boston GlobeHealth magazine, SELF magazine, and Today.com. She is a member of NASW, as well as a member and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Kristen Ulrich, LICSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Boston. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State College and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Ulrich served as the Director of an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in the greater Boston area. She has worked in a variety of settings with different patient populations, including clients with co-morbid trauma histories, depression, anxiety, and self-injurious behavior. Ms. Ulrich is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter.

Roni Levy, LMHC, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston. She joined the Boston team in 2016 as a Primary Therapist and was promoted to the Team Leader role in 2018. Ms. Levy received her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. She has extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders within all levels of care, and has worked with children, adolescents and adults on inpatient psychiatric units, treating those diagnosed with major mental illness. She oversees the substance use track and leads weekly Relational Process Groups, for which she has the utmost passion!

Lacey Vogel, LMHC, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston. She joined the Boston team in 2017 as a Primary Therapist and was promoted to the Team Leader role in 2019. Ms. Vogel received her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. She has extensive experience treating athletes with eating disorders and has a special interest in working with patients with trauma histories. Ms. Vogel oversees the trauma track for patients at the Boston site. Prior to joining Renfrew, she worked at an adolescent day treatment program for those diagnosed with major mental illness. She also has a background working with all genders and ages with eating disorders at the residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. 


Events:

Virtual Alumni Winter Event

Renfrew's Ultimate Holiday Guide:

Maintaining Relationships & Connection in Recovery

The approaching holiday season may look different for many of us this year as we continue to adjust to a predominantly virtual world and decreased social interaction. Missing out on annual celebrations can elicit desolation and isolation for some, resulting in a negative impact for those who thrive on relational support throughout recovery. For others, feelings of relief or even guilt may arise as they are not required to participate in traditional gatherings focused around food and in-person engagement.

How do we get back to the joyous, warm feelings often surrounding this time of year? And, how can we protect our emotional well-being while being distanced from family and friends? This workshop will explore these important questions and offer concrete tips to maintain relationships over the holidays, with a strong emphasis on virtual connection.

Attendees will:

• Learn skills to tolerate the range of emotions that may emerge over the holidays.
• Discuss ways to advocate for themselves and their recovery.
• Use experiential therapy to explore the relationship between holidays and emotions.
• Develop a plan for staying recovery-focused through the holiday season.

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)
Held Online via Zoom: A link will be emailed out prior to the event

Click here to register!


Announcements:

The Renfrew Center of Boston currently offers the following VIRTUAL groups:

Virtual Therapy Group

This online, virtual therapy group offers structured care in a web-based environment. Participants actively engage with each other to explore and understand the emotions and relational functions of their disordered eating and develop strategies to connect to emotions, improve communications and achieve recovery focused goals. Group curriculum is informed by the empirically based Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®.

Participants must be located in Massachusetts.
To get started, you will need to have access to Wi-Fi and a device such as a computer or tablet with a camera and screen.

Date: Meets weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Thirty Something and Beyond (TSAB) Aftercare Group

This group is for alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and other midlife challenges. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.

This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.

Date: Meets weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Aftercare Group 

This group is for alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and school. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.

This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.

Date: Meets weekly on Thursdays
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.